Proposals to build almost 500 homes on part of Goring Gap have been refused by Worthing Borough Council as the authority underlined its commitment to protect the town’s green gaps.
In August last year developerPersimmon submitted an outline planning application to build 475 homes on the land known as Chatsmore Farm, near Goring Railway Station.
Last night (Wednesday, March 10) the planning committee refused the bid, with councillors stating the development would negatively impact the landscape and the setting of the South Downs National Park.
They also cited concerns over green space protection, infrastructure and blurring the identities of the Goring and Ferring communities.
The refusal… More